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COO & Executive Director @
Investments
4 Investments in 4 Companies
Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
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Kristian Segerstrale is the Co-founder of Initial Capital and Board member of Supercell, as well as the Co-founder and CEO of Playfish. Kristian has been at the forefront of the rapidly transforming game industry since 2001.

He was a co-founder of mobile gaming pioneer Macrospace – today Glu Mobile (Nasdaq: GLUU) in 2001 through the successful IPO in 2007. He left to co-found Playfish, the social gaming pioneer, where he served as CEO through the company’s rapid growth to 60 Million players and the subsequent acquisition by Electronic Arts for $400M in 2009.

After a period as EVP Digital at Electronic Arts driving the aggressive transformation of the company from packaged goods to digital, Kristian left in March 2013 to focus on startups. Today Kristian leads seed stage investments with Initial Capital and serves on the board of Supercell, the #1 iOS game company.

Kristian has previously served on the board of LOVEFiLM, the European streaming video pioneer until its acquisition by Amazon.com.

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COO & Executive Director

Co-Founder and Partner

EVP of Digital

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Company
Oct 1, 2007
2012
CEO & Co - Founder
2010
2011
Non-Executive Director
2001
2007
Co-Founder & VP of EMEA Studios & Publishing

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Investments (4)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Dec, 2015$7M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2014$3.5M / Seed
Oct, 2013$2.6M / Seed
May, 2011$12M / Series A

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